A toilet auger, also known as a ridgid k6 xp toilet snake , is a tool that can find its way through the waste of the toilet to remove blockages. The toilet auger is constructed of a long flexible shaft usually made from metal that has an auger bit at one end and a turning handle at the other. Toilet auger are designed – to remove the blockage or obstruction that is blocking the drain in the toilet. At King Plumbing we would Position the auger so that the curved end of the auger handle pipe is facing the same direction as the drain in your toilet.
Leave 4 to 6 inches of cable between the drain and the end of the auger handle pipe. Tighten the set screw on the auger when this length has been obtained.
Push the toilet auger cable through the toilet drain turning the handle in a clockwise position. When it stops, push the cable forward. If you feel the toilet auger grab onto something or it clears the blockage in toilet drain, gently turn and pull the cable out of the toilet drain. We do not use force when using the auger as this can cause the porcelain in the toilet to break.
Once removed from the toilet, we use a plunger to ensure that the blockage is completely cleared. When we feel that the blockage is removed from the toilet drain, your free to use the toilet.
At kingplumbing.com.au we have all the right tools for the job.
Ian King has 30 years experience fixing plumbing problems for both business and residential customers. Calling a Plumber or Blocked Drain Specialist in Hobart isn’t something you want to do often, so when you do call a plumber we understand that you want to feel safe, secure and confident that the job is done right the first time. We are the plumbing professionals, who use powerful equipment for drain cleaning that clears blockages of all types. We service Hobart and surrounding suburbs including the municipalities of Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart, Kingborough and Sorell